Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 18th Jun 2012 05:29 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Over at the Goodbye, Microsoft web site, Brad R. takes Ubuntu to task for abandoning dial-up modem users. Apparently Ubuntu no longer includes the GnomePPP dial-up package in the distribution, without which you can't get online via dial-up. It gets better: if you do have some way to connect, when you download something from the Ubuntu repository, the first thing Ubuntu does is update its 16+ megabyte repository index. Happy waiting! Brad concludes that "Ubuntu is for broadband users only."
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RE[3]: seriously
by gan17 on Mon 18th Jun 2012 14:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: seriously"
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Ubuntu also comes with CLI ppp tools (pppconfig, pppd, pon etc) by default so it's not like it's not there for those who need it initially.

I assumed those would be what they removed, since they're probably included in the GnomePPP-whatever meta-package, knowing how Ubuntu likes to do "everything + kitchen sink" packaging.

If they aren't, then it's fine, I guess.

Edited 2012-06-18 14:09 UTC

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